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A Creature Discovered In the Oeans that Cleanse Earth

Updated on January 15, 2021
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Claudette Carter has been a writer for more than 30 years. Graduated from Widener University and enjoys focusing on positive things in life.

A Photo from CBS This Morning of this Amazing Newly Discovered Creature

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A photo of the newly discovered Larvacena creature that uses mucus to clean our oceans of carbon.
A photo of the newly discovered Larvacena creature that uses mucus to clean our oceans of carbon.
A photo of the newly discovered Larvacena creature that uses mucus to clean our oceans of carbon. | Source

A Creature Discovered In the Oceans that Cleanse the still Earth

It was awe inspiring to see such an amazing creature called #Larvacean. In the special series called Climate Change Warriors where Deep Sea Creatures Help Remove Carbon from the Oceans. The television news program CBS This Morning featured this unique creature. It was amazing because once again our Grand Creator Jehovah still astounds us with newly discovered animals that impress us through their abilities.

News anchor Anthony Mason of CBS This Morning expressed, “This morning we are launching a new series called, Eye On Innovation. It will feature stories about the increasing roles science and technology is now shining a light on a mysterious sea creature called a Larvacean. Write that name class. We will be quizzed on that later. The little critter appears to be a vital and powerful ally in the fight against climate change. Jonathan Vigliotti spoke with scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute who introduced us to an animal we might not be able to live without.”

National News Correspondent Jonathan Vigiotti explored this peculiar creature by stating, “If you drained Monterey Bay in central California you would see a chasm the size of the Grand Canyon. It’s here that scientists just discovered a key to how the oceans keep #carbon out of our atmosphere. Kakani Katija of Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute said, ‘These animals that are less than ten centimeters in size are playing outsized roles in how things are moving around in our oceans. There’s the lazer housing here.’ Jonathan continued, Kakani Katija is the engineer who built and deployed this unique camera and lazer scanning system. It was just used to look inside a creature that has puzzled and amazed scientists for decades. Her team attached that system to a remote underwater vehicle that dove almost a mile deep in the bay to find their elusive subject.”

Now this new creature became even more intriguing. What do Larvaceans do and how do they cleanse the oceans? Jonathan went on to ask with an inquisitive smile, “What are Larvaceans?” Without hesitation Kakani expressed, “What’s really amazing about these animals is their ability to create really complex structures completely out of mucus that they secrete. This camera give them these images of the tiny creature at the center of the sometimes three foot diameter web of intricately constructed mucus.“ Jonathan laughs like a giggling school boy amazed by Kakani’s response, “So three feet of snot as you put it?” Katija agreed, “Exactly. So some people say snot palace. So I feel like a palace is a better term than just a house just because of the complexity. Right?” Jonathan continues as he reveals, “It was only when the crew deployed their new lazer scanning device, they were about to expore the interiors of those palaces. That’s when they discovered the creature‘s vital role in the ecosystem.”

Additional descriptions were presented by Kakani as she explained, “Those structures filter serves to filter particles and food from the water around them. You know if thise particles are essentially made up of carbon. They actually stay or confined are within those mucus structures and these animals will actually abandon these structures, swim away and build new ones.“ Katija shows Jonathan the animal’s mouth on a screen where she says, “It’s right there.”

Jonathan goes on to explain other interesting features, “As the Larvacena swim away the particle-laden web sinks to the ocean floor keeping the carbon trapped or in the marine food cycle out of earth’s atmosphere. Kakani then explained, ‘We have estimates that they filter anywhere from forty up to eighty liters per hour.’ Jonathan in shock with her response asked, Eighty liters of water an hour? Katija responded again, ‘Per individual. Here in Monterey Bay there is approximately 500 olympic pools being filtered per hour.‘ Jonathan said, Since carbon in our atmosphere traps heat and warms the planet scientists say anything that helps keep it sequestered in the ocean is a huge ally in our battle for climate change.”

Nature is a major source of inspiration. Our Creator Jehovah God is intelligent, humble and loving. When each of us take notice and highlight outstanding aspects of creation Katija explains, “I spend a lot of time looking to nature for designs or developments that could be inspirational for new engineering technologies. And so this is where I’m hoping the research will go.”

Jonathan Vigliotti now wanted to know, “How is it for man and woman to mimic what the Larvacean does? Katija responded, ‘It’s a great question. I wish l knew the answer.’ She laughs! Jonathan stated, It seems to me that if we could somehow tap into what the Larvacean knows and does, we could eliminate carbon permanently. Katija said, ‘Perhaps. It’s hard to say at this point.’ Jonathan responded, What’s easier to say since Larvacean have been found in every ocean basin on earth. These tiny palace builders of the sea play a huge role in keeping life sustainable for us back on land. He then asked, Are they amazing engineers? Katija explained with pure excitement, ’They are amazing engineers.’ Jonathan finalized the interview by stating, For CBS This Morning this is Jonathan Vigliotti, Monterey Bay, California.”

It is always interesting to hear the responses of Gayle, Anthony and Tony back in the New York studio. Anthony Mason with a broad smile said, “Wow! Is that fascinating. Gayle King responded with her opinion, ‘It loses the creepiness when you see what their doing.‘ Tony Dokoupil laughed, ‘A little creepy but a mucus palace.’ Gayle mentioned, ‘You lost me with the snot and the mucus palace but l got pass that to see what they did.’ Tony aadded, ‘I love this new series. Now the bar is set pretty high for good stories. That was an amazing piece.’ Anthony agreed, The images were stunning. Gayle laughed again as she said, ‘And Kakani Katija, one of the best names ever, like that too!’ Anthony laughed at Gayle as well and teasingly said, You liked everything but the mucus?”

What an amazing news report. It is my hope that we will see more information on God’s outstanding creations. This series will keep our interests as more of these beatiful animals are revealed. For more information on these and other magnificent creations go to the website jw.org.


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    • Angelladywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudette Coleman Carter 

      6 years ago from Media, Pennsylvania

      Ding Dong, what was a nice conclusion you developed, "humans are capable of a lot of good. You just need to look in the right places." Because we are made in the image of our Grand Creator Jehovah, who is the source of nothing but love, justice, wisdom and power; we imitate these wonderful qualities and can display them to others. May each of us work diligently at being peaceable and loving toward each other, in these critical times we are living in.

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      Ding Dong 

      6 years ago

      When soldiers fight together, can someone explain why is there a need to "cover a team mate in a bad situation without even thinking ? everybody has different capacities in what they would do, but most would certainly put themselves in harms way to protect a comrade or a fallen. this is natural and can be found in civilian situations as well. I despised humans for a long time but I realized I was looking through wrong glasses. humans are capable of a lot of good. You just need to look in the right places.

    • Angelladywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudette Coleman Carter 

      7 years ago from Media, Pennsylvania

      Hello Burned,

      Your comments were interesting. I am truly sorry you feel that way. Whoever hurt you, please don't allow them to control your life by maintaining resentment or anger against people in general. I have friends of all races that would give their life for me and I would do the same for them because we try to walk in Jesus' footsteps.

      We also must remember, we make our own individual decisions because we have "free will," given to us by our Heavenly Father. Yet when things go wrong we blame Jehovah for our own personal decisions just as Adam did in the Garden of Eden when he said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, so I ate it." (Genesis 3:12) We have to start taking responsibility for our own decisions. Negativity, draws negativity. When you are positive and encouraging, you draw the same type of people around you. As a middle age woman, I have truly learned that in my life. I refuse to allow anyone to hold me prisoner, in a state of resentment or hatred.

      Almighty God loves you. Find his people so that you can be loved as well. None of us are perfect so we make mistakes and mistreat each other. That is why forgiveness is so vital because it sets you free from the bondages of complaints and resentment. Thanks for writing me and take care.

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      Burned 

      7 years ago

      Sorry folks, you are all wrong

      First forget about your loving jehovah, he couldn't care less that's why you get stuck with a bad one or percieve the world is ''worse''

      Second, the quote that ''times have changed'' is wrong where this subject is concerned. If you married a scumbag first then you rid the world of this person, the good ones were picked up early and wont be let go of. The percentage of scumbag versus good will still be the same.

      Thirdly, you have met tens of thousands of people in your life, how many of these are friends that you can rely on 100%? 1 in 5000? Well that's the ratio to find a decent spouse who ticks all the boxes too.

      Good and compatible people to find is like winning a million type lottery. Your chances are remote even when you are young and the chances being higher then. The world is chock full of scumbags. So forget it, always!!! and find an alternative to pass your time in life instead.

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      Franko 

      7 years ago

      To Angelladywriter, thank you very much for your support.

    • Angelladywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudette Coleman Carter 

      7 years ago from Media, Pennsylvania

      Franko, I am sorry to hear about your dilemma. Times have changed and some people are becoming more selfish and self centered. As individuals, we must come to know the true meaning of love for ourselves. Then we can share this love with others, including a good marriage mate. This can only be discovered by getting to know our Grand Creator, who is the essence of true love. When we accomplish this goal, individuals including good women will draw to you because they will see qualities of love being demonstrated and practiced by you. There are still a lot of good women out there. Continue to think positive and focus on the wonderful qualities that Jesus demonstrated while here on earth. Imitating these qualities, will prepare you to be a dynamic husband and father.

      For more information on "The Secret of Family Happiness," go to www.jw.org to order your free publication.

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      Franko 

      7 years ago

      To Angelladywriter, well i am telling the truth since i have come across so many very mean women nowadays. and when i had a woman curse at me at one time for trying to start a conversation with her, that didn't make any sense at all. but then again, i certainly do realize that there are much more Gay Women nowadays that do hate us men which does make it very hard for us Straight Men looking to meet a good normal woman today.

    • Angelladywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudette Coleman Carter 

      8 years ago from Media, Pennsylvania

      Hi Franko,

      Sorry that you feel the way you do about certain women today. Please try to understand; there are still some good women out here today who are very supportive of their husbands because they look to Christ Jesus as their example to follow in the footsteps of. These women are not just beautiful in appearance which is pleasing to the eyes but they have inner beauty that pleases the heart. They are this way because of their love for their Heavenly Father Jehovah. The only way we can become a good mate for anyone, is that we must look at the examples of love demonstrated by Almighty God and his Son, Jesus. This recommendation is given for each of us at (1 Peter 2:21) which states, "In fact, to this course you were called, because even Christ suffered for you leaving you a model for you to follow his steps closely."

      In order for us to find a good marriage mate, we have to be one ourselves, displaying that inner Christ like beauty. For more information on how to become a good marriage mate, go to www.jw.org

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      Franko 

      8 years ago

      i am a straight man that had to comment on this too, and it is certainly very hard for me to connect with the right woman again for me. there are so many very mean women out there nowadays that just don't know how to talk to us men anymore, and that certainly makes it very difficult for us. i hate going out as it is, and i seem to come across the women with their attitude problem today. it is very hard just to start a conversation with a woman that i would like to get too know, and she will walk away from me. i can't blame myself at all, since i did not do anything wrong to begin with. women have certainly changed over the years, since the fifties and sixties when they were much better educated and very committed to their men. i wish that we could have the women like June Cleaver and Donna Reed today, and many of the women did accept their men for who they were and they didn't have to be rich either.

    • Angelladywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudette Coleman Carter 

      9 years ago from Media, Pennsylvania

      Hi Sunny,

      I totally agree about some Christian women who are single, somewhat happy but lonely. Please remember that our Heavenly Father Jehovah, never leaves you. We can always talk to him in prayer. The Apostle Paul also recommended at 1Corinthians chapter 7, that if you are able to remain single, "there is plenty to do in the work of the Lord." But if not and you feel the need to get married that is good also. Gaining God's approval truly is the most important thing. If you do decide to marry this chapter also recommends that you marry, "only in the Lord." This will help your relationship to be balanced as the two of you serve God together. Sometimes whether we are single or married, we can still be lonely and disappointed at times. Having that personal relationship with God, gives you a refuge when you do have problems.

      For more information and suggestions on maintaining happiness whether married or single, order a free copy at watchtower.org of the publication "The Secret of Family Happiness." I pray this will be of some help to you in your future pursuits, whether you stay single or get married.

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      sunny 

      9 years ago

      There are many Christian women who are single and yet

      somewhat happy but lonely.

      Some feel confused and some angry because they keep meeting

      the wrong kind in church and out.

      Then are some that it doesn't matter so it is said.

    • Angelladywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudette Coleman Carter 

      10 years ago from Media, Pennsylvania

      Hi Robin,

      Sorry that you feel that the world does not have any good men. I truly have seen some in the last few years. It may have taken them years to mature, just as it takes most of us because we are imperfect. Please remember also, that a man who beats on a woman and watches porn, is not a real man but a bully. Unless, each of us learn and apply what our beautiful Creator has taught us on how to treat each other whether male or female, we will continue to bully and act with bad behavior. Reading the Bible and applying it, has truly been the best teacher for me and my family.

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      robin 

      10 years ago

      Oh stop you can meet a man at a church.He be a Sunday scholl teacher ect. But then when you go home after being married to him awhile he starts beating you.Or be married to a Bible thumper and go to church as a family but he rejects is own child! And is addicted to porn! It does not matter where you meet them they are all the same.This country has gone to the dogs.Because the very ones(THE MEN) that are suppose to lead this country,their children and wives have gone to the dogs.Men are suppose to be the leaders.They are leading even their own children straight to hell! So NO it does not matter..

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